Toil & Trouble

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About the Book

This extraordinary collection of fifteen stories celebrates witches using their power and claiming their destinies.

THERE'S NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN A WITCH WHO BELIEVES IN HERSELF.

Women accused of witchcraft. Fearsome girls with arcane knowledge. Toil & Trouble features fifteen stories of girls embracing their power, reclaiming their destinies, and using their magic to create, to curse, to cure, to kill…and to live. 

A young witch uses social media to connect with her astrology clients—and with a NASA-loving girl as cute as she is skeptical. A priestess of death investigates a ritualized murder. A bruja who cures lovesickness might need the remedy herself when she falls for an altar boy. A theater production is turned upside down by a visiting churel. A water witch uses her magic to survive the soldiers who have invaded her desert oasis. And in the near future, a group of girls accused of witchcraft must find their collective power…and destroy their captors.

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A TEEN WITCH!

Featuring stories by:
Tehlor Kay Mejia
Andrea Robertson
Tess Sharpe
Lindsay Smith
Brandy Colbert
Shveta Thakrar
Robin Talley
Nova Ren Suma
Zoraida Córdova
Brenna Yovanoff
Kate Hart
Jessica Spotswood
Anna-Marie McLemore
Emery Lord
Elizabeth May

Critical Praise

"...this powerful and diverse collection is perfect for fans of female-led fantasy stories. No damsels in distress to be found here." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"At the heart of each [story] is a girl (or girls) learning to discover her power...The collective impact is undeniably resounding, and the particularly strong back half will leave readers more than a little bewitched themselves." –Booklist (starred review)

"[A] provocative, eclectic collection." –Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This collection brings together short, witchy stories from fifteen brilliant YA authors...It's a whole lot of magical fun, and a definite must-read for all the witches in your life." –Bustle -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781488089275
  • ISBN 10: 1488089272
  • Imprint: Harlequin Teen
  • On Sale: 08/28/2018
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Wizards & Witches
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Anthologies (multiple authors)
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Girls & Women
  • BISAC4 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies

Toil & Trouble by Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood, Brandy Colbert, Zoraida Córdova, Andrea Cremer, Kate Hart, Emery Lord, Elizabeth May, Anna-Marie McLemore, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Lindsay Smith, Nova Ren Suma, Robin Talley, Shveta Thakrar, Brenna Yovanoff

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